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a trip down memory lane and look back over the last year or so when it comes to polls. romney has lost the lead in the polls five times to fellow republicans. remember those primaries? first it was michele bachmann after iowa. and by the way, a lot of these poll swings came after debates. a year ago it was herman cain and then newt gingrich out on top. and remember rick perry before his infamous "oops" comment, again, during a debate? and then there's romney's longest challenger, rick santorum, who sat at the top of the pole position for quite some time. and don't forget, there were 22 of these debates. so plenty of room for swing time. so romney's been here before. this is not his first time at the rodeo, that behind-to-ahead rodeo that we see in the polls quite often. cnn's political editor, paul steinhauser, is live for us in danville, kentucky, where the vice presidential debate is just one day away, getting under way tomorrow night. so latest polls, obviously this is a good time for the romney camp. it's nice to see a big bounce after the debate. but -- and that's a big but -- pol
poll shows that mitt romney is now leading 4 points. that's a very big turnout. because another poll showed president obama up by 8 points just last month. there is a margin of error by 3 points. here's mitt romney in newport news, virginia sounding very upbeat about his chances for a win in four weeks. >> people wonder why it is i'm so confident we're gonna win. i'm confident because i see you here on a day like this! this is unbelievable! thank you so much! >> reporter: the obama campaign is out with a sarcastic new ad taking aim at romney's push to end subsidies for public broadcasting. >> mitt romney knows it is not wall street you have to worry about. it is sesame street. >> reporter: and both candidates converge on the battleground state of ohio today. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns. >> for the first time in history the united states has a -- does not have a protestant policy. the percentage of protestant adults has fallen to at least 48%. at the same time, the number of americans have no religious affiliation has increased from 15% to 20%. experts say this
. >> i hear the polls have romney up by 67 points today. i think hysteria is a good word and i like andrew sullivan as much as the next conservative -- not conservative pundit he claims to be. i do think -- you know, in politics you can never extrap plate from a given point. everything is trend lines one way or the other direction. that was a bad night for the president and anybody who wants him to win. but it's not the last point we're going to see on the graph here. we're going to see, you know, two more debates, we're going to see more speeches, may see oscar the grouch get involved, who knows. but so, you know, plenty of time. if mitt romney, you know, could survive three bad weeks after the 47% video, the president can survive a bad debate performance and after the next one, whatever happened in the first time, won't matter. he may not -- he may do worse, may do better but won't matter anymore after the next two debates. >> also, to your point about graphs there is a an interesting graph in t"the new york times" when incumbents win and when they don't and which way employment i
. >> reporter: good morning, frank. with polls show mitt romney with momentum republicans are certainly hoping that congressman paul ryan will keep it going while democrats are counting on vice president joe biden to reverse the flow and to stop the loss of support among voters. >>> reporter: congressman paul ryan arrived in kentucky ahead of his first nationally televised debate. the number 2 man on the gop ticket told reporters earlier in florida voters will see a clear choice when he faces off against vice president joe biden. >> this is my first time. what he can't run from is president obama's indefensible record. they are just offering more of the same. >> reporter: ryan will face an opponent who occasionally causes controversy with freewheeling statements but republicans also know vice president biden is a seasoned debater. >> nothing like standing up before 70 million people. >> reporter: usually vice- presidential debates don't greatly impact elections but after president obama's lackluster performance at his first debate with mitt romney, many believe democrats are desperate for vice
cormack from wpvi reporting. >>> now to your voice, your vote. the surge in the polls for mitt romney. taken right after the debate, the poll find romney swinging ahead of president obama, 49% to 45%. due to new support from romney from women voters who at one time strongly favored the president. and romney blasting the obama administration on foreign policy yesterday. during a speech in virginia he claimed the risk of conflict in the middle east is higher now than it was when president obama took office. he urged a more aggressive u.s. role in the syrian civil war. >>> meantime, president obama campaigning on the west coast sounded an urgent note in his appeal to voter. he told supporters in san francisco they must be almost obsessive in getting out the vote. the president and mitt romney returned to the crucial state of ohio later today to campaign in that critical state. >>> first lady michelle obama is sharing a bit what goes on behind the closed dufrz the white house. in a "nightline" interview she told cynthia mcfadden she steers clear of trying to influence her husband's approximately
for president obama, romney's closing the gap. the latest polls, reuters has them tied. gallup has romney up by two. pew has him up by four. and we were talking about the polls in the balgtd ground states. it also now looks like according to other polls that pennsylvania and michigan may no longer be safe bets for the president. lynn. >> all right, thanks. last night on the rachel maddow show, nate silver talks about just how close the candidates are in the polls. >> the whole good month that obama had in september between the convention and the 47% tape, you're now seeing the race as close as it's been all year. i'm a little skeptical that it's actually tied based on the fact that obama still seems to on have a lead in the majority of swing state polls. but romney, who a week or two ago go looked like his campaign might be dead in the water, now is very, very close. maybe the debate was the october surprise, although it wouldn't be the first time that a challenger did really well in the first televised debate. >> every night rachel maddow takes on the biggest stories of the day. watch her a
's pattern of leading from behind. >> polls show mitt romney trailing by one point or also known as what obama failed to make during last week's debate. >>> north korea saying the u.s. is within striking distance of its missiles. >>> felix baumgartner hopes to become the first man to break the sound barrier in a freefall. >> at the end of the day if something goes wrong i have to pay for it. >>> feeling no pain. >>> crashing his car into a store. one man got hurt. >> no, this is not a game of tag. this man is actually trying to get away from a very angry stag in a london park. >>> all that -- >> and the series is tied at a game a piece. game over. cardinals even the series. >> last movie you cried at? >> with arnold. very talented. >> sexiest woman alive. >> here's hoping for next year. >>> 23 million people unemployed. when they saw the 7.8, every economist was shocked, everybody. >> 7.8% unemployment [ bleep ] everybody. >> 7.8% unemployment [ bleep ] recipe. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." new polls are showing a bigger bounce for governor mitt romney after
. the latest poll, reuters has them tied, gallup has romney up by 2, pew has him up by 4. it's not just ohio which you mentioned earlier. new polls now in pennsylvania and michigan show they may not be as sure of a bet for president obama as originally thought. lynn? >> tracie potts in washington, thanks. >>> elsewhere a 70-year-old man has become the first person in florida to die from the meningitis outbreak. that brings the death toll nationwide to 12 at least 119 people in ten states have been affected. now two lawmakers say they'll write legislation giving the fda more power over specialty pharmacies like the one believed to be at the center of the outbreak. >>> we have an update this morning on that 14-year-old pakistani girl shot in the head by the taliban for blogging. the senior neurosurgeon tells nbc news the girl was operated on today but remains in critical condition. however, he is optimistic about her recovery. she was air lifted to a military hospital after being attacked while on a school bus in the swat valley. in washington the state department joined in the outrage. >> dir
. >> reporter: he used the event to rev up the supporters after new polls show the race tightening with romney after his strong show in the debate. >> romney. we were talking about this -- he was confident but he was speaking -- confidently. protesters waves signs. >> we aren't funneling drugs to the black marketw. are keeping patients such as myself from having to resort to the black market. >> reporter: early net evening police blocked streets near the hotel where he attended a expensive event. 25 supporters paid $40,000 each for a seat at the round table. on the tarmac. >> i think it's just a wonderful opportunity. >> reporter: there was plenty of excitement. >> i think he needs four more years to finish what he started. >> reporter: the days events expected to bring in about four million dollars to his campaign and that is important cash as both of the candidates rachet up their television adds. reporting live in san francisco. heather hoppings. >> more details on the president's night in san francisco. before the conner speech he attended a fundraising dinner for 100 donors. bay area
polls a showing a bounce for mitt romney. a pew poll shows mitt romney ahead of president obama ahead of likely voters. the same poll showed the president leadings by eight points before the debate. >> quite a turn. this morning the obama campaign is attacking romney with a new tv ad after the republican criticized the president's foreign policy. jan crawford, good morning. >> reporter: the corner stone of mitt romney's campaign has been the economy. he's argued the president's policies just aren't working. yesterday he made a similar argument on foreign policy saying the president is passive and just basically sitting around waiting for world events to happen. late last night in california, though, the president fired back. at a fundraiser in san francisco, president obama highlighted what he sees as some of his foreign policy accomplishments. but the president, now down in the polls and struggling to recover from his lackluster debate, is firing yet another attack against romney. >> as long as i'm commander in chief, we will sustain the strongest military the world's ever known. >>
there is a change in the polls. today yet another round of opinion polls showing governor romney pulling ahead of the president after that big debate. the governor now has a two-point lead in the latest gallup poll of likely voters. before the debate, the president was up by five points in the same poll. the obama camp down playing the numbers. one campaign spokesman says he expected this to happen. a live look now in ohio where governor romney is getting ready for a rally. 18 electoral votes up for grabs four weeks from tonight. as i reported, no republican has won the white house without first winning ohio. the governor started his day in another battle ground state, iowa. he responded to one of the president's latest attack lines over the governor's pledge to cut funding for pbs. home of big bird. >> these are tough times with real serious issues. so you have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving big bird. i actually think we need to have a president who talks about saving the american people and saving good jobs and saving our future. >> shep: no
. >>> mitt romney's poll numbers jumped after last week's presidential debate. a few research survey three weeks ago gave president obama an eight point lead among likely voters. now romney has taken a four- point lead in and you dated survey and is talking -- in an updated survey and is talking about foreign policy issues blasting the president on the middle east. >> it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. it's time to change course in the middle east. that course should be organized around these bedroom principles: america must have confidence in our cause, clarity in our purpose, and resolve in our might. >> the obama campaign is dismissing romney's remarks as sabre rattling aimed at covering up his own foreign blunners. >>> as campaign 2012 heats up, cbssf.com is holding a series of presidential forums online. the candidates answering our questions, today's topic the role of government, big versus small. >>> two men are dead this morning after a gunman opened fire on their car driving through oakland. police received report
to be with you. i'm terrell brown. mitt romney continues tone joy a polling boost from his strong debate performance. the obama campaign reveals a new commercial today focusing on romney's pledge to cut funding for public broadcasting. both candidates head to the heartland. tara is in washington with more on all of this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. negative ads are blanketing the airwaves in those key swing states, including one featuring big bird, which ridicules mitt romney after he said it's not worth borrowing money from china to fund among other things pbs. today both candidates are back out there burning up the campaign trail. president obama is urging supporters to get almost obsessive about his re-election. >> so i need you in this election the next 29 days. we cannot afford to be complacent. >> reporter: the president wrapped up a california fundraising blitz in san francisco. he asked donors to send e-mails and make phone calls to people in swing states who will decide the election. >> we have to understand that we've got a lot more to do, and if we d
reason to be concerned. mitt romney gained popularity and votes following wednesday's debate. a poll of registered voters shows romney has reached his highest personal popularity of the campaign his favorability rating is 47% compared to 51% who see him unfavorably. president obama's rating is still better, 55% see him as favorable, compared to 44% unfavorable. look at this, new pew research poll shows mitt romney leading president obama among likely voters romney with 49% compared to 45% for the president. romney's biggest gains are from women voters. stay with abc 7 for this thursday vice presidential debate between ryan and biden watch it here on abc 7 thursday, starting at 6 p.m.. >>> gas prices remain at record high prices $4.67 forever regular in -- for regular. drivers in oakland and san jose $4.67 this morning. governor brown has approved using winter formula gas which takes less refining, to help bring prices down it could take a few more days before prices fall. >>> woman originally from modesto is missing this morning in yosemite national park. jessica garcia last seen sat
romney saw a bounce up to 47%. but unemployment numbers could still give the president a boost in polls. mitt romney is using foreign policy to sharpen his attack on president obama. coming up what he would do differently to restore peace to the middle east. >>> mi pueblo is being hit with a boycott today. groups are falling on mi pueblo to rescind its decision to participate in a program that checks the immigration status of workers. they joined the program after federal immigration officials launched an audit in august of the immigration status of workers. >>> business owners are dealing with a fall out of a protest. ktvu's paul chambers is live with how one leader is saying the mayor needs to do more. >> reporter: before we get oo that, police -- to that, police tell me they knew of the protest but only expected 30-40 people who had peaceful protests in the past, that is why no additional officers were working. 2-300 occupies joined in and started causing havoc. >> 200 anti-war protesters took to the street, they broke countless windows. >> like every month. horrible. >> reporter: cl
shows 49% of likely voters favor mitt romney and 47% support president obama and two other polls from the key state of ohio shows the candidates are effectively tied. one of them shows romney ahead by one point and the other the president leads by 4. both men campaigned in ohio tuesday. jan crawford is covering the romney campaign in akron. good morning, jan. >> reporter: well, good morning. good morning to those of you in the west. the president left california yesterday. he and romney are both here in "high owe. we were at a rally in northeast ohio with 10,000 cheering people. they took the president's election chant and turned it back on him. >> i've been watching some of president obama's rallies and they chant four more years, four more years. today there are 28 days before the election. i think the right chant ought to be for them, four more weeks, four more weeks. >> four more weeks. four more weeks. >> reporter: romney argued the president to detract from his failed record is focusing on the small things instead of focusing on jobs and the economy. an example of a small thing,
gathered there as well. the poll shows the race is tightening between mitt romney and president barack obama and in his speech he referenced a debate and delivered a lack luster performance. here is more. >> after the debate i had a bunch of folks come to me saying don't be so polite, don't be so nice... [applauds] >> but i want everybody to understand something, what was being presented was not leadership, that was salesmanship. >> reporter: now the speech is one of several funds raisers the -- fund racers the president attended -- fun racers -- fundraisers the president attended and these roads will be closed to traffic and some say closer to 9:00 we should see the presidential motorcade coming through this area and the president will head to ohio where he is scheduled to speak to a crowd at the university. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> don't forget, allie, we have more on president barack obama's speech on our website www.ktvu.com. you will find it in the video player right on our front page. >>> mitt romney will also be in ohio after a stop in iowa. he said he is c
that catapulted mitt romney into the lead in one national poll. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee breaks down the numbers. >> the president's motorcade just passed through here a few minutes ago on market and the mcallister. he looked down reading a document. he is going to the bill graham civic auditorium to raise money and rally his base. if this new national poll is any indication he needs to cause some inspiration among voters because it looks likes he is slipping in the polls. likely voters. that pew research poll that was released this afternoon shows that the president had an 8- point lead before the debate in mid-september. he has dropped significantly and the republican nominee mitt romney is now leading the president by 4 points. clearly the debate last week has given romney a huge bounce in the polls. >> reporter: the presidential candidates are crisscrossing paths in the polls. the republican nominee is fundraising in virginia today. his fourth event in five days in the battleground state feeding off his debate performance he has made ground in two key demographics. among women th
in that key state have been getting plenty of time with president obama and his republican rival mitt romney. both candidates campaigned hard in the buckeye state tuesday. in fact, romney is spending four out of five days there this week. the reason, a new cnn orc poll shows it is a close rate for ohio's 18 electoral votes with 51% of likely voters backing president obama, 47% for romney. that, of course, made closer after last week's debate. meanwhile, ohio's election chief, a republican, has asked the supreme court to reinstate a new law that cuts off the final three days of early voting. an appeals court blocks the law pushed through by state republicans. as romney continues to campaign in ohio, president obama is back in the white house this morning. nbc's tracie pots joins us now with all the latest from washington, tracie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. good morning, everyone. the president is closing the gap in a number of these battleground states and it continues to say the $5 trillion tax cut romney's proposing would add to the deficit and romney insists it is absol
-identified republicans were up in the post-debate polls. so the wind has definitely been at romney's back, that's for sure, but the composition changed and changed numbers as well. >> i think there will be paul ryan's fourth debate since he's been in congress, so definitely new to that game, whereas joe bietden has been around 40-plus years in the senate. >> a long time. pressure on both, that's for sure. >> it will be high drama. >>> one month after the deadly attack on the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans in benghazi we were learning more about security fears leading up to the assault. state department documents show the u.s. embassy in libya asked for a four-month extension for a 16-member security team and the team's commander tells abc news, that ambassador chris stevens wanted the security force to stay even longer, past august. but no request was actually received. in fact, a request for an extension past august, it was, but no never made even though it had been confirmed and it was granted. but they had never actually put that request through. but tragic, if indeed tha
. poll out this morning shows romney has reached his highest personal popularity of the campaign favorability rate something 47% compared to 51% who see him as unfavorable. president obama's rating 55% compared to 44% unfavorable. >> the vice presidential candidates square off -- >> thursday. you can watch it here starting at 6:00. >>> in napa county anybody living here the fairgrounds can expect to hear a big boom in less than half an hour. the napa valley bomb squad plans to blow up a highly volatile case of ether discovered during a cleanup. katie marzullo joins us from calistoga, a safe distance away >> reporter: this is as close as they will let us get. if you look over my shoulder, you can see crews are building a butcher out of sandbags and bomb detecting robot in the mix. authorities have been out here for hours, fire department, bomb squad, police, sheriff. they have to detonate medical ether they found a case, 96 canisters, quarter pound, found in a storm shed with other medical supplies. they believe they were part of a disaster supplies it can for a 200-bed hospital a
is capitalizing on the boost from the debate. poll out this morning shows romney has reached his highest personal popularity of the campaign favorability rate something 47% compared to 51% who s him unvorable. president obama's ting 55% comparedo 44% unfavorable. >> the vice presidential candidates square off -- >> thursday. you can watch it here starting at 6:00. >>> in napa county anybody living here the fairgrounds can expect to hear a big boom in less than half an hour. the napa valley bomb squad plans to blow up a highly volatile case of ether discovered during a cleanup. katie marzullo joins us from calistoga, a safe distance away >> reporter: this is as close as they will let us get. if you look over my shoulder, you can see crews are building a butcher out of sandbags and bomb detecting robot in the mix. authorities have been out here for hours, fire department, bomb squad, police, sheriff. they have to detonateedical ether they found a case, 96 canisters, quarter pound, found in a storm shed with other medical supplies. they believe they were part of a disaster supplies it can for a 200-
today, the latest polls find mitt romney drawing even with president obama in florida and virginia but in ohio the president still holds a 6 point lead over mitt romney. mitt romney's strong debate performance gave him momentum. >> don't make over reaction or under reaction based on any one poll. >> president obama and governor romney will face-off in two more debates. how will you vote? take the ktvu election quiz and find out who is best for you. "like" ktvu channel 2 news on facebook and you will find the quiz there. >>> a vehicle found burned near this field. turns out it belongs to a missing mother, how this development is helping the investigation. >> a cloudy and cool >>> an update on breaking news. we have confirmed a neighborhood has been evacuated around the 3700 block of georgia street. that is not far from penny cook elementary school. we are told that explosives had been found in a house on that block and that one person has been taken into custody. we have a news crew heading over to get new details on the story. >>> the search intensified for a missing mother. ktvu's
's presidential debate. a new gallup poll of registered voters shows the race is in a dead heat. >> romney is sharpening his attacks on the president. today he'll call for changes in america's foreign policy. janua jan crawford is covering the romney campaign in lexington, virginia. >> reporter: good morning, norah. good morning, charlie. romney was one of the president's earliest critics on how he handle libya. his supporters say they subsequently proved him right. romney's got some tough words for the president here at the virginia military institute. he'll deliver this later this morning. and he's also implying that some of the president's decisions were made for political reasons. >> thank you! >> reporter: in a major speech on foreign policy, romney will attack mr. obama's leadership and set out his strategy, promising, i'll affirm that my duty is not to my political prospects, but to the security of the nation. romney will challenge the president's handling of the middle east, saying it's time to change course. i know the president hopes for a safer, freer and more prosperous middle
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popularity and votes following the debate wednesday. a poll of registered voters shows romney has reached his highest personal popularity of the campaign his favorability rate something 47% compared to 51%. president obama's rating 55% see him as favorable compared to 44% unfavorable. new pew poll shows mitt romney leading president obama among likely voters romney with 49% compared to 45% for the president, romney's biggest gains are from women voters. the race is adding more pressure to the vice presidential debate. watch it live here on abc7, thursday starting at 6 p.m.. former president clinton will be in the region today he's scheduled to appear at a campaign event at uc davis where he will endorse four northern california candidates for congress including incumbent mcinnerney. >>> santa cruz police looking for attempted kidnapping suspect they released a sketch of the man they hope you can help identify him. he drove up next to an 11-year-old boy on walnut street 4:00 yesterday and asked if he wanted a ride. the man repeatedly ordered the boy into the vehicle, but the boy refused ran to
presidential debate is tonight and a cbs news poll shows more swing state voters are moving toorlds mitt romney. >>> we'll ask strategist david axelrod how to stop the move. >>> a scathing report shows lance armstrong took part in the biggest doping incident in history. >>> we begin with today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> i know how you'll come and attack us. the problem he has is he has barack obama's record he has to run on. >> the vice presidential candidates set to take center stage. >> joe biden and paul ryan go head to head in their first and only debate. >> biden under pressure to reverse governor romney's momentum. >> if you have a bad game, move on. you look forward to the next one. the difference between this and sports is that the stakes are so high. >> there was a garage collapse here at the miami dade west area. >> rescuers pulled one person out 13 hours after. >> i heard a pop, pop, pop, pop, dominos straight down. >> republican lawmakers pounced on the obama administration over last month's embassy attack in libya. >> we had the correct number of people in ben za gi
for the white house, now. and with 28 days to go, a new poll shows mitt romney surging into the lead after his debate win last week. it's "your voice, your vote." and jake tapper is on the trail in the battleground ohio. good morning, jake. >> reporter: good morning, george. both candidates expected in the critical buckeye state today when new polls indicating mitt romney got a big bounce out of his debate performance last week, even leading in one poll. it appears to be a new day and a new race. just a few weeks ago, some in the media and politics were preparing mitt romney's campaign obituary. but he not only has a new lease on life, he has momentum. a new poll from the pew research center, shows romney pulling ahead of the president in likely voters. the bounce romney was hoping for, following his powell lished debate performance last wednesday. one he noted at a rally in virginia. >> that was a good debate. >> reporter: earlier in the day, romney sought to capitalize on the tumult in the muslim world. >> we must make clear through actions, not just actions, that their nuclear pursuit won't
today. mitt romney with a four-point lead over president obama. now it is just one poll out of many, but it does prove this election is not in the bag yet. it is going to be a close one and democrats have to continue to work their tails off between now and november 6th. 28 days left. but first here we go with today's current news. hi, lisa, good morning. >> hey, bill good morning, everyone. president obama leaves san francisco this morning, and then he heads to columbus, ohio where he is speaking at ohio state university. mitt romney is hosting an event at the koch family farm and then heads to a rally. several news outlets are pointing out how similar mitt romney's plan is to president obama's. his goal yesterday was to outline a stark contrast to president obama. as think progress notes there are at least four major areas where romney and the president's plan are nearly identical. one is afghanistan. both plan to transfer power to local security forces by the end of 2014. syria, romney wants to give aid to neighboring states. number 3 is iran where both romney
in pennsylvania, by a polling firm i trust, john mclaughlin that shows that romney is defeating obama in pennsylvania by 49-forty46. smith's running very close to casey for the senate. ryan needs to keep that momentum up approximate this election could be over. i think the big thing is the contrast between the politician and a policy person. a young person and an old person. i think on both scores, ryan will really help romney. we have to realize how much of obama's appeal is generational. when you you are putting on a v.p. debate with a 25 or 25-year, i guess, difference in age, and one who is kind of a haggard regular old-time bomb baftic politician, and the other, a very incisive, sharp, focused policy person, i think that you really are going to see ryan have a tremendous edge. the other thing is that ryan wrote the romney program. this is not just a candidate for v.p., his the intellectual leader of the republican party today. for him to be up there debating in a political debate is like, you know, it's like mickey mantle coming to bat because he -- he wrote all of these programs
today, obama is above 50%, romney is in negative territory in a lot of polling. people seem to like the president, even though they are disappointed on his record on a range of issues. >> greta: what's the trend? is governor romney going up in likeability or down in this president going up or down, if you remember from the last polls? >> i don't know what the recent trend is. but romney has closed the gap. i mean, he was badly -- he was drowning, he has closed it and i think the president's negative numbers have been driven up, as he has been taking hits in the campaign. but he has been pretty steady with a likeability advantage throughout the campaign and the duration of his presidency, there has been a gap between the issues and his job approval and his personal likeability. there is a way that people are saying, we kind of like this guy, even if we don't know what he is doing. >> greta: were the people really -- if you look at the polls and say he has mostly failed improving health care and image and stimulating the economy and creating jobs, you say he's mostly failed. but they
running neck and neck. a lot of polls showing romney coming up. >> that is right. such a close race how did thecan in the vice-presidential debate come across last thursday. did it have any influence. that was the coffee talk all this week so we put the question to san francisco mayor willy brown and the chairman of the republican party. here it is. >> people are dependant because they don't like bi- partisanship. joe biden was way to partisan, laughing, smearing. that doesn't help. the debate has been about his attitude and all the gasps he made like i didn't vote for it or the lies he told. >> i think joe biden had to demonstrate clearly that he was superior on the knowledge side with reference to international relations. he did so. as a matter of fact mr. reince got smaller and -- ryan got smaller and smaller at the person conducting the interview or being the moderator asked questions. it was clear that joe biden was far superior to paul ryan. >> i may take away in talking to people subsequent to it, it reinforced what you felt going in. if you were inclined to go democratic you
romney. the latest poll debate shows the race is tied. mitt romney picking up a couple points from his debate performance last week. now we are expected to learn more today about the republican challenger foreign policy plans. romney will tell voters at a rally in virginia how he would change course if elected. if expected he would go after the president of handling in attacks. the obama campaign is already fighting back. a spokesperson says we're not going to be lectured by someone who has been an unmitigated disaster on foreign policy. now more on what romney is expected to say at his virginia rally in another hour and why we are talking about foreign policy just a month from the election when of course the economy is the biggest ticket item. reporting in washington jacqueline fell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> it's been called the worst wild fire season on record and the forest service ran out of money to fight the flames. at the end of august funding ran out to pay for the firefighters, fire trucks, and aircraft that fight the flames so the department of agricultural which runs the fore
to go, a new race. national polls show mitt romney getting a real bounce out of the debate win. we'll have the latest on that ahead. >>> also ahead, we'll have the latest on the escalating meningitis outbreak. the number of cases more than doubling over the weekend to 91. dr. besser joining us with what you need to know right now. >>> and we have some big news for one of our family members, sam. [ applause ] many of you know his fantastic news. over the weekend, do you want to tell, or shall i? >> i -- i drks i -- i was -- i got engaged. [ applause ] >> there's the ring. >> thank you. yeah, thank you very much. and the amazing response from folks all over the country was just incredible for us. and i thank you. and we'll talk about that. >> we have a wedding to plan. >> we got a wedding to plan. >> so excited, sam. we'll talk more about that coming up. >>> that's right, sam is leading off the show because we have freezing weather headlines to talk about. after the third hottest summer on record, the u.s. is getting a quick turnaround with winter-like air. look that snow. so many pe
administration. romney had a swagger. he's riding a wave of momentum after last week's debate. latest poll taken after the denver show count has the race tied at 47 among registered voters. president obama had a five point advantage in the three days leading in the debate. the same poll found voters overwhelmingly said romney won't debate, the biggest debate win ever recorded by gallup. bigger than clinton's 42 point margin over bush.4!zf[รง in los angeles last night musicians lent their support. mr. obama thanked the performers and threw in a not so subtle reference to his debate performance. >> the president: they perform flawlessly, night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: with the polls tightening the pressure is on vice president biden who squares off against ryan thursday night. karen travers, abc news, washington. >>> senator feinstein has called for a federal investigation into record gas prices we are pail. today's report shows san francisco averages $4.74 for regular oakland and san jose $4.68. those prices are 50 cents a gallon higher than a week ago. the senator h
is presenti debate lasweek was a ge changer. at ast for the mome. west poll from the research zeros shows romney pulling ahead for the first time. 29 days before the election. president plan to turn his campaign around is the last though. here's jay tappe tapper. >>reporter: president obama sending a message to his supporters about last week debate dister he gets it. here he is at los angeles fundraiser praising the opening performers. >> they just performed flawles flawlessly. nature after nigh night. i can't always say the same. >>reporter: last if you day theundit vicus and the comic no kinder. whether new new yorker cover or "saturday night live". >> mr. president governor romney has just said that he killed osama bin laden. would you care to respond? >> no you two go ahead. >> gallup poll believes romney did the superior job. sf percent to obama 20 percent. incumbentpresent wall off from cfrontatiften umbleas d reagan i 1984. >> i did avoid i'm afraid in my previous answer also. >> president obama seemed to have initially thought all went well that night. >> this was a ter
-debate bounce, a bounce that just catapulted mitt romney into the lead in at least one national poll. grace lee breaks down the numbers. >> reporter: the president is examples here at the bill graham in a couple of hours to raise money and to rally his base and if that new national poll that you're talking about is any indication, he really does need to rally the voters because it looks like he is slipping among likely voters. that pew research poll that was released this afternoon shows that the president had an 8- point lead before the debate in mid-september. he has dropped significantly and the republican nominee mitt romney is now leading the president by 4 points. clearly the debate last week has given romney a huge bounce in the polls. and part of the reason why he made a huge increase in two key demographics including women. the president had an 18-point lead before the debate. now the two candidates are dead even among female voters 47 to 47%. and among voters under 30 years of age, romney has gained 10 points in the days following the first debate. now 42% of young voters say they vie
. >> but the latest poll taken after the debates, shows romney swinging ahead of the president, 49% to 45%. that's mainly due to a surge in support for romney from women voters. abc's karen travers has more on the campaign trial. >> reporter: shifting focus to foreign affairs, mitt romney launched a scathing attack on president obama's policies and leadership overseas. >> it's time to change course in the middle east. it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. >> reporter: so far, the economy has dominated the campaign debate. but the romney campaign tried to seize on questions and criticism about the president's handling of last month's attack in libya. it was a chance to try to reverse the tide of romney's recent perceived missteps, including his initial response to the libya attack. the republican contender accused the president of passivity over partnership. >> i know the president hopes for a middle east aligned with us. but hope is not a strategy. >> reporter: the romney campaign was feeling good after its debate performance last w
significance, mitt romney gained momentum. polls show the president has a slight edge in key battle ground states but romney has closed the gap, making the debate interesting. and both are very comfortable getting into specifics but experience on this type of stage couldn't be more different this, is yin's first national debate. one aide admitted he is nervous. yesterday he gave a preview of how he'll go after biden. >> what he can't run from is president ob yaum with's record. >> biden is expected to be more offense than defense, his aide says the vp will fire back at what he calls ryan's extreme positions on reforming medicare, president obama offered his advice. >> i think joe needs to be joe. joe understands what it means to scrap and you know, knows what it's like to see his dad lose a job. and when his, that heart and that story comes out, he's -- incredibly effective. >> abc 7's political analyst says biden needs to avoid the big mistake. >> i think the point is not to win the debate for biden but to avoid making mistakes and b, start the offensive that obama should have started on
families. did romney get -- what do the polls show? did he get any bounce out of the presidential debate? >> it is looking that way, sure. the first polled a little bit -- the other ones are starting to tickle out, showing a little bit of movement in his way. these are bounces, though which is why they call them bounces. it is already coming back down -- the polls were moving in romney's direction a few days before the debate kind of that natural, kind of movement of polls post convention and this certainly accelerated it. so the jobs numbers probably helped slow the obama fall but now we move into another week people will be talking about biden, and then a couple of more with romney and obama. >> bill: yeah, i was surprised and impressed, i guess that obama proved -- so he didn't have a good night, we all know that, but i thought he bounced back pretty quickly the next day. he has been having a lot of fun with the big bird line. and it showed a lot of resilience, i thought, and as you point out the job numbers came on friday which gave him another little boost, c
he was trailing by nine points. the poll shows among likely voters, romney holds the four-point edge over obama. 49-45. and this video just in. the president arriving back at the hotel in san francisco. he'll spend the night there and head to columbus, ohio, in the morning before heading back home to washington, d.c. we have complete coverage of the president's bay area visit on our website. nbcbayarea.com including insider details on the president's private events. >>> gas prices hit another record high in california today. but relief could be in sight. analysts say wholesale prices plunged today, which means you should see lower prices at the pump later this week. on sunday, governor brown ordered an early changeover to the winter blend gas. analysts say that in addition to that drop in wholesale price means the spike that we've seen in the last few days will be eliminated by next week. >> was it a random crime or something more sinister? a retired kibd garden teacher found stabbed to death inside her own home. a quiet home she and her family have lived in for more than 30 years. c
the polls tighten in key battleground states with romney moving ahead in virginia in one poll. team obama tells us the president will go after romney on his tax cut plans, and his ideas for winding down the war in afghanistan. but in tuesday's debate, it will be audience members who will be asking the questions in the town hall format. >> he's got to be able to go on offense without being offensive to the audience. he's got to go on offense and defend his vision his path for where he would take the country in a second term. >> now about a week ago i had a debate, and i did enjoy myself. [cheers and applause] >> as for romney who is energized by the momentum in bigger crowds he's seen since the debate, the debate coach says keep it up. >> i can't imagine gov. romney would get overconfident, but he needs to keep doing much of the same that he did in the first debate. >> the hofstra face-off set for tuesday. both campaigns continue to raise money. today the obama campaign announced it has now reached 4 million donors. a presidential campaign record. david curlyabc news, the white house. >> a
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